Most dental patients know that cosmetic, restorative and orthodontic dentistry procedures improve your teeth. There are treatments to reshape teeth, straighten teeth, fix damaged teeth, whiten teeth, and replace missing teeth. But what about your gums? Do you realize how integral your soft tissues are to the overall appearance of your smile?
The shape and size of your gumline can make your teeth appear too large or too small or otherwise out of proportion. Gum contouring can correct gums that appear too low or too high in relation to the teeth and design them for the perfect smile.
If you’re unhappy with your gums, you might want to consider gum contouring. Many dentists and periodontists in Lone Tree offer gum contouring surgery.
This procedure is also called gingival sculpting, gingival contouring or gum graft surgery, but don’t let the term surgery frighten you. It is performed with a precision laser and is minimally invasive. The procedure usually involves little pain and requires no recovery time.
Gum reshaping is not always done for purely cosmetic reasons, it is also used to treat gum recession, a common condition that can lead to decay and tooth loss. In gum graft surgery, soft tissue is usually taken either from the roof of the mouth, the area surrounding the site of the grafting, or a tissue bank. Gum grafts applied to exposed tooth roots protect teeth from continuing gum recession and decay and reduce tooth sensitivity. Of course, gum grafts often increase the attractiveness of the smile in the process.
If you are seeking more details about gum contouring, gum recession, or any other dental procedure, call Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center today at 303-858-9000 to schedule a cosmetic dental smile makeover consultation.
Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center: 303-858-9000
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8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado